When hosting a dinner with friends or a holiday party, add a cheese plate or platter to your menu. It's a great appetizer to serve as guests arrive or as a dessert. I like to choose 4 different cheeses, accompaniments (dried fruit, crackers, etc.), and then add wines that pair well with each cheese. You can ask for wine recommendations where you buy your cheese or your wine. Both places generally offer plenty of great choices. I found this handy guide online outlining the best wine and cheese pairings. It's a great guide to have on hand that can help you choose wines to par with your cheeses.
Entertaining Guide: Wine and Cheese Pairings
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